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AJA HDMI to SD/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter

B&H # AJHA5Q Mfr # HA5
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Sugg Retail Price: $345.00
Product Highlights
  • Universal Power Supply Included

AJA's HDMI to SD/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter converts HDMI to SDI or HD-SDI. Up to eight channels of HDMI audio are embedded into the SD/HD-SDI output allowing a convenient single cable audio/video connection. The HA5 provides two SD/HD-SDI outputs and supports long HDMI cables on the input. The HA5 is useful for connecting HDMI cameras to SD/HD-SDI equipment.

Full HDMI support including embedded audio
Equalized HDMI input supports long HDMI cables up to 40m
PLL clock filtering for low jitter SD/HD-SDI outputs
Lock LED shows type of input source, SD (green) or HD (red)
Inputs HDMI with embedded audio
Input Formats 525i, 625i, 720p 50/59.94/60, 1080i 50/59.94/60, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, and 1080p30
Outputs SMPTE-259/292/296 SDI/HD-SDI, 2 x BNC
Power +5VDC Regulated, 4 Watts
Dimensions 4.6 x 2.4 x 1" (117 x 61 x 25 mm)
AJA HDMI to SD/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter
  • DWP-U-R1 Worldwide Power Supply for AJA Mini-Converters
  • HDMI Cable
  • 5-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    AJAHDMI to SD/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter
     
    4.3

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    78%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (8)
    • Easy to use (8)
    • Professional quality (7)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Highly compatible (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • In the studio (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (9)

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      5.0

      Works with Go Pro Hero 3+ black and ATEM

      By Lance

      from New York

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects

        Comments about AJA HDMI to SD/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter:

        After a really long search I finally found a box that will allow me to run GoPros over a long 50 foot SDI cable at 1080p 30 and 60 fps for live streaming. The ATEM did not want to except the Go Pro over HDMI cat 5 extender or AVUE hdmi to sdi converter. I believe it goes into the ATEM at 1080i from the AJA which is why the others were not working as they ouput 1080p though I can't really put my finger on it as my Nikon D5200 worked with the other boxes just not the Go Pro, but HURRAY IT WORKS!!!!
        I am wondering if Go Pros work with the new Black Magic 4k HDMI to SDI mini converter and the ATEM TV as I don't think they work with the older Black Magic converter going into a ATEM TV, they are a bit cheaper than the AJA. Please let me know if anyone has tested a GO PRO and the Black Magic 4k miniconverter HDMI to SDI converter into the ATEM TV. Cheers!

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        5.0

        AJA brings the AAAAAAHH!

        By JB

        from Philadelphia, PA

        About Me Business Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about AJA HDMI to SD/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter:

            They are built to be tough and it is all I trust for HD through SDI

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            AJA vs Blackmagic Design

            By Doug

            from Cheyenne, WY

            About Me Hobbyist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Poor Performance
            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

            • In The Studio

            Comments about AJA HDMI to SD/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter:

            I was torn between buying another Blackmagic Design HDMI to SDI battery converter or the AJA H5. Bottom line is I should have went with the BMD. Two reasons: Price and Quality. You can get the BMD for about $20 cheaper. Both come with a power supply and the AJA fits more secure because it twist locks on. But the AJA AC connector was still loose and actually caused a power interruption. The BMD is very well built and ready for field use. Go with BMD.

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            5.0

            Works great

            By John

            from San Francisco

            About Me Professional Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Independent Films
              • In The Studio

              Comments about AJA HDMI to SD/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter:

              this is the 3 one that I have bought and it does exactly whats it suppose to and pretty rugged too

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              5.0

              Really good

              By Gman

              from Quebec, Canada

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about AJA HDMI to SD/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter:

                  Work good for me. Gopro HDMI to HDSDI !

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                  5.0

                  Conversion In A Snap!!!!

                  By Lab Rat

                  from San Diego, California

                  About Me Sr Engineering Tech

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy Setup
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Lightweight
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                  • Is Not Hdcp Compatible
                  • Limited Compatibility

                  Best Uses

                  • Format Conversion
                  • Videoaudio Conversion
                  • Videoaudio Format Conver

                  Comments about AJA HDMI to SD/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter:

                  This converter did everything we hoped it would do. It takes HDMI video/audio, that is not DHCP protected, and converts it to HDSDI with embedded audio. The installation is a breeze and the unit can be installed and operational in less than 30 minutes. Remember - your source material cannot be HDCP protected!

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                  1.0

                  Did not work

                  By Downlinker

                  from Dallas, tx

                  About Me Business Owner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Limited Compatibility

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about AJA HDMI to SD/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter:

                    Converters will not pass video to all equipment dur to HDMI RESTRICTIONS. The converters are not reliable because of this feature. If you send signal directly to monitor or projector no problem, but will not work through a switcher

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                    5.0

                    Great Product

                    By Will

                    from Allen, TX

                    About Me Church Technical Director

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • In The Studio

                      Comments about AJA HDMI to SD/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter:

                      Use a lot of these. Solid product. Very dependable.

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                      5.0

                      Will definitely buy another one

                      By Beto

                      from Sacramento, CA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about AJA HDMI to SD/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter:

                          I purchased this product to record HD news coverage of events pertaining to my work so I could include the coverage in various video programs.

                          I connected the converter to a cable box and and a DVCPro-HD deck. It works beautifully! Both video and audio are indistinguishable from the original signal coming from the cable box.

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